Top 10 Video Games of the 2020s that Will Become Classics

We are gathered here to answer one simple question: which of these modern games will become timeless classics? Of course for a game to be included on this list, it must have received good reviews and obtained a sort of cult following. Let's see which games that came out during the 2020s decade will become classics in the future.
The Top Ten
1 Elden Ring

One of the most anticipated and most praised games of 2022, Elden Ring took the gaming world by storm and has become a success in a short period of time, amassing good reviews from players and critics alike. I expect this game will be considered a classic in the future.

2 Resident Evil Village

An obvious choice for this list as Resident Evil is a legendary franchise, and any new game in the series that is a success will most likely be considered a classic like their predecessors. Resident Evil Village has a good shot at it for sure, as it is not only loved by most gamers out there, but it also gave us some of the greatest characters in the franchise, such as Lady Dimitrescu and Mother Miranda.

3 Doom Eternal
4 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Another successful release by Insomniac Games and a fine addition to the Ratchet and Clank series. Rift Apart has smooth, high-quality, and satisfying gameplay, as well as a great story. The best part about it is that it utilizes the potential of the new PS5 console very well.

It makes use of the PS5's super-speed SSD to more or less eliminate any loading times whatsoever from the moment you begin playing the game. You'll be jumping through various rifts to explore new dimensions and realities altogether. Each and every time you do so, you'll immediately be transported to the next dimension without any loading screen.

5 Halo Infinite
6 Metroid Dread

Nintendo fans were delighted to get a new game in the beloved Metroid series. Metroid Dread goes back to the 2D roots of previous games and concludes the story of the original saga. With all the positive reviews it received, this is sure to be one day a classic game.

7 Hitman 3

The last game of the Hitman trilogy, and boy, does it go out with a bang. Not only are all three games good, but this third installment has everything the other two games have and builds upon it a bit. All qualities of a future classic.

8 Half-Life: Alyx

Not only is it a new game in the Half-Life franchise (not Half-Life 3, but oh well), this game did a lot for the VR genre and is regarded as a good example of a good VR game.

9 Final Fantasy VII Remake

The remake of Final Fantasy VII is considered one of the best remakes a game has received. The developers have received praise for how they handled the legacy of one of the most important games of all time and successfully brought it to modern gaming. Easily a future classic, if not one already.

10 Little Nightmares II

The long-awaited second installment to the first wildly popular Little Nightmares game, which serves as a prequel to its predecessor. Little Nightmares II has even better visuals and is longer. Some sequels fail miserably, but this one succeeded.

The Contenders
11 Mario's Mystery Meat
12 Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima by no means reinvented the action-adventure/open-world genre, but it did it better than most. The story and swordplay were very good, and the voice acting for the main protagonist, Jin Sakai, was nothing short of amazing.

13 Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was called the perfect game to escape the outside world in 2020. In terms of sales, this Nintendo game was a roaring success. This game will easily be considered a classic.

14 Mario Party Superstars
15 Baldur's Gate 3
16 Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
17 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
18 Hades
19 Persona 3 Reload
20 Helldivers 2
21 Super Mario Bros. Wonder
22 Pikmin 4
23 Alan Wake 2
24 Guilty Gear Strive
25 It Takes Two
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